Joy: It’s Your Choice

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Jalaluddin Rumi This blog post has been a long time coming–a year in the making, actually. The time away has been spent on rest and rejuvenation, intense personal renewal and reflection, an invaluable year spent refining myself in aContinue reading “Joy: It’s Your Choice”

Choosing Love in the Tough Times

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ― Lao Tzu   I’ve been working on being content with what I have. Trying to fall in love again with my home. Trying to be happy with what I own,Continue reading “Choosing Love in the Tough Times”

The Gift of One, Simple Day

Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.  ~Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward. ~Spanish Proverb (Blog post authored by purdywords) My family is in our fourth week ofContinue reading “The Gift of One, Simple Day”

Living Intentionally in 2014

Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850 I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.  ~Henry Moore It’s that time of year, one resplendent with makingContinue reading “Living Intentionally in 2014”

Grateful for Strange Moments of Grace: Days 9-17 (30 Days of Thanks)

In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart; And passing even into my purer mind, With tranquil restoration:—feelings, too, Of unremembered pleasure: such, perhaps, As have no slight or trivial influence On that best portion of a good man’s life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness andContinue reading “Grateful for Strange Moments of Grace: Days 9-17 (30 Days of Thanks)”